Testing and Labelling Requirements

Fabric and Testing Procedure

The below procedure has been designed to enable risk assessment of all garments. It is the shared responsibility of the Vendor and URBN UK Ltd to ensure all products, made available for sale, are fit for purpose and legally compliant.

Vendors are responsible for ensuring that all URBN UK Ltd product is REACH compliant:



Care labels must not be ordered until the Vendor has submitted a Topsheet and relative Test Reports for approval. This must be accounted for in the critical path.

Topsheets and test reports to be sent via email to the relevant technologist.

 The title of the email should include the style name and number e.g. UR1051 Soft Shell Bomber Do not CC Buying as this duplicates workload.

All garments must be tested to 40 degrees without bars (see manual for exceptions).

Full testing requirements are available in the Vendor Manual.

Vendors may print their own care labels using the artwork in Section 5, appendix 1, of the EU OB Testing Manual.

Topsheet shown below.

Apparel Wash Care Topsheet



As URBN continues to expand globally, we require Care/Content & COO labels to be translated in multiple languages. Below you will find translations that can be used to fulfill these requirements. If you do not find the translation you need below, you can use Google Translate.

Translations – Country of Origin

Translations – Fabric

Translations – Components

Translations – Care

EU OB Apparel Testing Manual